math challenge

Weeks of October 6 - 19, 1997

Math with Magic Matz

Five cards reside in a hat. Two cards are red, two are green, and one is blue. The values of the cards range between 3 - 15 inclusive. The red cards are even-numbered, the blue card is odd-numbered, and the green cards may be either. The value of the green card is less than the value of either the red or blue cards.

Magic Matz reaches into the hat and pulls out three cards without looking. The values of these three cards add up to 32. What are the colors and values of the three cards?

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